1 1/2 oz Plantation Stiggins' Fancy Pineapple Rum
3/4 oz Lustau Amontillado Sherry
3/4 oz Averna
Stir with ice, strain into a cocktail coupe, and garnish with flamed orange oil from a twist.
After my work shift two Thursdays ago, I went with my co-workers up the street to Trina's Starlite Lounge for a nightcap. For a drink, I asked bartender Nabanita Nag for the Dashboard Hula Girl. Nabanita explained how this was created by Tainah Soares as a tribute to the old band that one of the Parlor Sports' bartenders was in; moreover, a little research discovered that the drink was first placed on the menu with pineapple-infused El Dorado 12 Year Rum and Amaro Montenegro before the recipe switched to Plantation and Averna. Once mixed, the Dashboard Hula Girl gave forth orange and nutty aromas with a dark note from the Averna and perhaps the rum. Next, grape and caramel on the sip stepped aside to rum, pineapple, nutty, and herbal flavors on the swallow.
The euphemisms are getting a bit stale, suffice to say: four people in Boston -- two of whom are much more prolific writers than the other two (including the originator of this blog, who has no excuse apart from laziness) -- who drink and tell.
drink & tell: a boston cocktail book
A collection of drink recipes, techniques, and Boston bar recommendations from Frederic Yarm, one of the authors of the Cocktail Virgin Slut blog. Available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and The Boston Shaker (on their shelves and via their webstore). Follow the buzz on D&T's Facebook fan page!